Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Captivate by Carrie Jones

Zara and her friends knew they hadn't solved the pixie problem for good. Far from it. The king's needs grow deeper every day he's stuck in captivity, while his control over his people gets weaker. It's made him vulnerable. And now there's a new king in town. A turf war is imminent, since the new pixie king, Astley, is moving in quickly. Nick nearly killed him in the woods on day one, but Zara came to his rescue. Astley swears that he and Zara are destined to be together, that he's one of the good guys. Nick isn't buying it, though Zara isn't as sure -- despite herself, she wants to trust the new king. But it's a lot more than her relationship with Nick that is at stake. It's her life -- and his.

Captivate was just… wow. So good. I loved it. I was a really big fan of the first book in the series, Need. The sequel just took it to the next level! And first, I didn’t really get into it. But after awhile, I really got into it. This book had all of the things that are in a good book; mystery, romance, action, danger.
I found myself actually liking Astley. Don’t get me wrong, I am totally Team Nick. But… this Astley guy said all the right things to Zara and he came across as really sweet! That being said, I want to mention a pet peeve of mine. I didn’t like how Nick called Zara “baby” every time he would say that, I would mentally cringe*.
Carrie Jones did a lovely job writing this book. It was very entertaining and totally addicting. I cannot wait for another one! Forget Edward in Bella. Zara and Nick are the new “thing”, at least they should be!

* I was talking about this with Erica of The Book Cellar about 5 minutes ago… and she agree’s. If Zara is getting called baby more than her own name, it is wrong.